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Ever see that scene in 'Scanners' when that dude's head blew up?

Today, marks the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Scanners,' the sci-fi cult hit, from David Cronenberg, about a group of advanced humans possessing telepathic and telekinetic abilities. A civil war breaks out, as the good-natured Scanners try to stop the evil Revok and his Scanner Underworld from killing all humans -- as graphically as possible.

If you have watched 'Wayne's World' hundreds of times, but never understood the obscure reference being made while Garth freaks out, you have missed out on one of movie-dom's most notorious death scenes. Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith created a gory special effect that demonstrated the full power of a Scanner -- and luckily for all of us, the internet has preserved it forever, in a variety of ways, from the hilarious to the artistic.

So in honor of its 30th anniversary, let us celebrate the internet's greatest tributes to that scene in 'Scanners' when that dude's head blew up. (Oh yeah, for the biggest "no duh" statement of the year, all of these scenes are NOT SAFE FOR WORK.)
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